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Songwriting and Storytelling

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Songwriting, as we know, is just another form of storytelling. But what can writers learn from both art forms? Turns out, a great deal. Songwriting has, in fact, been one of the more recent demands that has kept me from blogging over the last… Continue Reading “Songwriting and Storytelling”

Overcoming the Research Roadblock

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Research can either make or break a story, so we writers have to get it right. Time periods, cultures, social/government systems, technology—anything in your story that ranges beyond your area of expertise is going to require some intensive research. I learned this the hard… Continue Reading “Overcoming the Research Roadblock”

YouTube and Inkpots: what they have in common

Starting a YouTube channel can be one of the most motivating or deflating experiences in a writer’s career. Just like writing your first couple of blog posts and waiting for things to happen, you can post your first YouTube video and then… why doesn’t… Continue Reading “YouTube and Inkpots: what they have in common”

Readers: it’s your turn!

Readers are everything. I don’t mean that readers inherently make something good—no, there are plenty of things out there with a much larger audience than they deserve. What I do mean is that readers are the reason for writing. Or at least, they should… Continue Reading “Readers: it’s your turn!”

The Spectacular Hack that Recently Revolutionized my Writing

You can’t buy talent, but you can buy migraine-free writing. In case you missed my post bemoaning the woes of the contemporary writer, I can bring you up to speed in one sentence: screens hurt my eyes. Not just my eyes, but plenty of… Continue Reading “The Spectacular Hack that Recently Revolutionized my Writing”

What? Why?

At this point, you might be wondering two things: What is the point of this blog? What’s up with the name? It’s really quite simple: I tell stories set in the past. Chances are, if you landed on this site, you are also either… Continue Reading “What? Why?”